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ERIC Number: ED089216
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Pages: 23
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Literacy Development Using a Programmed Text and Computer Assisted Instruction.
Caldwell, Robert M.
The purposes of this study were to evaluate the effectiveness of a Literacy Development Program using the computer as a means of adjusting reading instruction to the varying abilities of illiterate and semi-literate adolescents and adults, and to compare the effectiveness of the literacy materials presented through the computer system with the effects achieved by identical materials presented through a programed text. Subjects used in this investigation were enlisted from five high schools in Centre County, Pennsylvania; They ranged fourteen to eighteen years old and read below fifth grade level. Some of the findings were that reading materials sequenced for instruction in both the programed text and a computer-based display unit were successful in producing significant differences between pretest and posttest achievement; the programed text and the computer-based display unit were equally effective; further study needs to be made into the effect of mechanical problems encountered in the use of computer systems as they influenced student achievement; students using the computer-assisted reading materials were more positive in their attitudes toward that medium than students using the programed text; and students using the computer system spent an average of eighteen minutes longer at the instructional task than those using the programed text. (RB)
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